Varsity Blues parents from Bay Area win home arrest reprieve



Varsity Blues parents from Bay Area win home arrest reprieve

As some “Varsity Blues” moms and dads are allowed to return to their jet-setting ways, one college admissions cheater from California isn’t so lucky.

San Diego television executive Elisabeth Kimmel, who is under a year’s house arrest for scamming her kids into Georgetown University and the University of Southern California, was denied a request to attend a graduation at the University of Illinois and do business while there.

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins called the appeal wrong in so many ways.

“It would be a perverse result to allow the defendant to be released from custody to attend and celebrate the higher-education accomplishments of her children,” Rollins wrote. ” … Her fraud, bribery and lies … are why she is serving a federal sentence as a convicted criminal in the first place.”

Kimmel claimed she suffered “cardiac injury” after being served a warrant by the FBI and would have risked her life by going to trial. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and attended her sentencing hearing in a wheelchair.

She now must sit tight in her “8,000-square-foot penthouse condominium,” the feds said.

Court records show that two Bay Area parents convicted in the wide-ranging scam are among those who have been allowed to travel lately.

• Liquor magnate Marci Palatella of Hillsborough, who is under home detention, was allowed to travel to Bardstown, Ky., last week and again in July, court records state.

She co-owns a distillery in Kentucky with her husband, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Lou Palatella.

She was convicted of mail fraud in connection with paying $500,000 to land her son at USC as a fake football recruit, and was sentenced to six weeks in jail and six months of home confinement.

She has agreed to submit to “location monitoring” while in Kentucky, records state.

• William “Bill” McGlashan Jr. of Mill Valley, once a top executive at a California private equity firm, has left on a whirlwind trip that will take him to Ireland, Scotland, London and Fiji, court records state. One of his destinations, Scotland’s St. Andrews, is a golf mecca.

He sent a thank-you note to Boston federal Judge Nathanial Gorton for letting him jet off and gave “a brief update” on “making a positive impact on the world” after his “terrible decision” in the college cheating scandal. That includes, the letter states, working with Prison Professors and founding OATH Life Systems — to help with water conservation and “regenerative agriculture.”

• Homayoun Zadeh, a noted periodontist, went to Istanbul this month for a dental conference and also to Frankfurt, Germany, to oversee a clinical trial.

The “Varsity Blues” case tallied 57 defendants — with the last one, Amin Khoury, being the only one found not guilty.


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